Proverbs 29:15

“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The rod and reproofe giue wisedome: but a child left to himselfe bringeth his mother to shame.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The rod and sharp words give wisdom: but a child who is not guided is a cause of shame to his mother.
- Basic English Bible

The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame.
- Darby Bible

The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
- Webster's Bible

The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
- World English Bible

A rod and reproof give wisdom, And a youth let away is shaming his mother.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself causeth shame to his mother.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 29:15


29:15 Left - Suffered to follow his own will without restraint and chastening.


Discussion for Proverbs 29

  • Lilian
    Whoever a man heareth the word of God He can please God. Only by hearing the words of God faith will come. Man does not live by bread alone but by every word of God. If we have Jesus in our life and obeying his words we have everything we need. Let's give thanks and praise and worship him only this should be our prayers today. Jesus is the only destroyer to the works of the devil who confuse us.
  • BSP
    Fear of men can cause us to do things that displease God or hold back from doing what pleases him. Putting full trust in God can help us to overcome this snare.
  • Librarygal143
    I put my trust in the Lord that my family situation will soon be brought to a peaceful conclusion. I have so much anxiety over it, and I know it is the evil one throwing it at me every day. I put my trust in the Lord, and know that He will help my family and me. Amen.
  • Norm
    Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not the LORD hath forsaken the earth. Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous because he is not for our turn, and he is clean contrary to our doings: he upbraideth us with our offending the law, and objecteth to our infamy the transgressings of our education.
  • Norm
    Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not they have ears to hear, and hear not: They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth for they are a rebellious house. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? And though they say, The LORD liveth surely they swear falsely. And here men that die receive tithes but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
  • Annell
    That's just what I needed to hear. Thank you for reminding me of those great words of wisdom. I need to wear them around my neck every day. God Bless You!

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